Get To Know Us!

Our Mission & Our Vision:

To Love God, to share His love with our neighbors, and to Serve as the hands and feet of Jesus so all may be Saved.
We will be a bold, generous and compassionate church that produces flourishing followers of Jesus who positively impact our area and world.
Statement of Purpose
  • Teach others about Jesus through God’s truth found in the Holy Bible.
  • Strengthen the believers by personal and community prayer and worship.
  • To teach God’s truth through worship, study and helping others.
  • To help all believers become ministers by strengthening their relationships with God and each other.
  • To pray that God would place in our hearts a burning desire to reach out to unbelievers to love, serve and save.
  • To be as servants; serving others with love and mercy because it will bring glory to God the Father and Jesus his son.

What we believe:

Link to the Northern District Office of UMC West Virginia

  Leadership Team: Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God and realizes that we are called to be servants as Christ came to serve.   We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of The Word. Our passion and goal is to equip disciples for the work and ministry of Christ in the world.

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  Rev. Dennis Mehaffie 

Dennis graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky with a B.A. and  Masters of Divinity. Rev. Dennis was appointed to serve Simpson July 2014 after serving Middlebourne UMC for eight years. He also served Brushfork UMC for five years, Marlinton UMC for three years and Aurora UMC for seven years. Dennis began his ministry here at Simpson UMC in July 2014.
          Karen Estep, Office Manager
Karen is the friendly voice you hear on the phone when you call the church. Karen is a Moundsville native and member of Simpson UMC.  She graduated from WV Northern Community College and has been on staff at the church since 1989.  Karen is very committed to serving God through serving the church. She not only manages the church office and the many tasks that includes but she also respectfully and willingly serves those who enter the office seeking a variety of personal assistance.
Gary & Patty Rider, Sunday School Superintendents, Children’s Ministry and Church Historian.
Patti Gatts
Patty Gatts, Children’s Choir Director and Fellowship Ministries.
Carol Miller
Carol Miller, Lay Leader.
Other Worship & Ministry Staff and Laity
Becky Vucelick  –  Handbell Choir
George Holden  –  Van Coordinator
Sandye Yoho  –  Hospitality
Staff Pastor Parish Relations Committee
The ministry entrusted to this committee is in its name: relations. In every size congregation, the SPPR Committee must focus on building strong relationships between the staff and the congregation and the district superintendent. Finding a balance between building relationships and handling administrative tasks can be difficult, so the ministry of this committee is crucial for this aspect of a vital and effective congregation.



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